Norwich game will be split between BBC1 and BBC2

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 40comments  |  Jump to last

Live TV coverage of Everton's game at Norwich City next week will be split between BBC One and BBC Two.

The meeting at Carrow Road on Wednesday, 24 June will be the BBC's second live Premier League match of the restarted season, after screening Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace live this Saturday.

At the designated kick-off time of 6pm, BBC1 carries the scheduled evening news, with an unnamed BBC source saying "The news is very important at the moment, and we don't think it's too much to ask for viewers to change the channel."

The first half will be shown on BBC Two, with fans being asked to switch over to BBC One half-way through to watch the second half.


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Jos Rowland
1 Posted 16/06/2020 at 12:24:38
Ridiculous! Not that it's any trouble to change the channel but surely one of the two channels could just broadcast the whole game.

I'm guessing The BBC applied to air this game knowing they also had the news to broadcast? Don't understand it but then again with our injury record the news may be more enjoyable after halftime


Karl Masters
2 Posted 16/06/2020 at 12:25:13
The Bootiful game
John Wilson
3 Posted 16/06/2020 at 13:35:13
If this were the Liverpool derby, let's call it what it is. To these media who bounce to whatever sells than independent media, Liverpool sells, so if this Liverpool v Everton derby were on that day, the BBC would delay the news.

What is the news the liberal media selling recently? Oh, Black Lives Matter, to get every £'s worth. The narrative changes when the right start defending the county's heritage and statues. From some in the Black Lives Matter attacking the police and that being an exception to the gathering and social distancing, the right are homed in on by the liberal selling media.

The media are just good sellers. To be fair to the media, they know their market and sell newsworthy stories. Well they will rinse every drop in the liberal era.

Brent Stephens
4 Posted 16/06/2020 at 13:38:03
Just play it through the channels.
John Wilson
5 Posted 16/06/2020 at 13:45:46
Even on free-to-air channels, Sky are airing the Liverpool derby with Everton on Pick. If this were at Anfield, it would be shown in HD or Ultra HD on Eurosport or something. Liverpool sells and our 80s Champions, Everton, are just not important enough in the Liverpool derby.
Sean McCarthy
6 Posted 16/06/2020 at 13:54:40
John - the derby is on Pick TV as well as being shown on Sky Sports in all its full ultra HD glory.

Rather than find another reason to moan, it could be said that Sky are doing us a favour by giving us a larger TV audience to play in front of as Sunday's game is predicted to be the highest ever TV audience for a Premier League game.

Pick is available to non-Sky Sports subscribers, which will no doubt include a lot of Blues fans who ordinarily would have been at the match and not watching from home.

There are plenty of reasons to criticise Sky TV but not sure this is one of them. You may have had more of a point if it was only available to Sky Sports subscribers.

Jay Harris
7 Posted 16/06/2020 at 14:02:53
Anyone know if it is being broadcast in the USA.

I cant see it scheduled on NBC gold.

Jay Harris
8 Posted 16/06/2020 at 14:06:52
Just answered my own question here is the scheduled viewing for us Blues in the USA

Everton vs. Liverpool, 2pm, NBC, Telemundo, fuboTV, Hulu Live, Sling Blue and AT&T TV (free trial).

Jay Wood

9 Posted 16/06/2020 at 14:07:43
Oh Brent!

You do come up with some (brilliant) groaners.

Brent Stephens
10 Posted 16/06/2020 at 14:36:05
Jay, I can't disagree with your first comment! And I'll let your second comment stand!
Joe McMahon
11 Posted 16/06/2020 at 15:13:22
John, it doesn't matter where they show the Liverpool game as we all know the outcome.
Darren Hind
12 Posted 16/06/2020 at 15:18:04
Then what is the outcome, Joe? Because I don't know.
Rob Halligan
13 Posted 16/06/2020 at 15:49:14
Joe, can you give me the lottery numbers for tomorrow and Saturday, as you seem to have this magical power of seeing into the future?
John Wilson
15 Posted 16/06/2020 at 16:12:57
The psychologist Milgram in the 1960s did an experiment on Obedience which was was carried out by electric shock or punishment. 65% of the men being tested went up to 450 volts. It was a mock experiment. The teachers giving the shocks did not know that.

The experiment results tell us that people will just be like sheep and never question authority. Because I am informed does not mean 'I talk shit.' Most of you have no idea what goes on in the real world in secret.

Football is my distraction. I help families online in the family court situation, these authorities cover up stolen children, ie up to several thousand family court bundles and the law being ignored, also covers up child abuse by foster carers and adopters using law... a bit like the government covered up child abuse by VIP child abusers.

Patrick McFarlane
16 Posted 16/06/2020 at 16:22:00
John #15 I'm not including myself in this but how on earth do you know if others on this site aren't as well-informed as your good self, how do you know what occupations they do or have done in the past? I note that you very often post about your own legal expertise about anything from parking fines to capital punishment. I usually accept your take on many of the arguments that you put forward, but a little less of you being 'the only one who gets it' wouldn't go amiss.
John Wilson
17 Posted 16/06/2020 at 16:34:38
I hardly post here except on law or other political matter. Point taken Patrick I was merely saying I don't talk shit. I'll stop commenting now. I have made my point. I meant several thousand page family court bundle above.
Jay Wood

18 Posted 16/06/2020 at 16:46:43
As if further evidence or proof was needed, post 15 confirms it.

I rest my case, M'lud.

Brian Williams
19 Posted 16/06/2020 at 16:58:27
I hardly post here except on law or other political matter.

......despite the fact that the site is very much an Everton football forum.

Think there's still some things you don't get!

Paul Tran
20 Posted 16/06/2020 at 17:02:42
Can't understand the strong views on this. I've got this amazing thing called a remote control. At half time I'll press one button to change channel. You might want to get one.
Robert Tressell
21 Posted 16/06/2020 at 17:09:10
I've got a remote control too Paul. Initially saw it as a bit of a gimmick but should enable a fairly seamless switch between channels, as you say.
Joe McMahon
22 Posted 16/06/2020 at 17:15:12
Darren and Rob, believe me I want to be wrong but history tends to repeat itself so I'm thinking Liverpool may just win. Certainly if no lessons have been learned since our last outing at Chelsea. It's a fixture I've loathed for years.
Paul Tran
23 Posted 16/06/2020 at 17:20:43
I'm getting confused by this 'liberal media/elite/authority' argument. When I went to the Co-op this morning, I saw The Mail, Express, Sun, Telegraph, Times all supporting the Conservatives, plus the Scottish papers all anti-SNP bar The National, yet I keep hearing about the 'left-wing liberal media'. Then I keep hearing that Old Etonians and rich, greedy businessmen are 'protecting' me from the elites.

As I scrolled through Twitter, I was reading about the fabulous work of a 22-year-old black working-class footballer, who caused a government U-turn on feeding hungry children. I scrolled down Marcus Rashford's feed and noticed the only criticism coming from 'free market libertarian Brexit/Conservatives'. Thought they would have been happy that a working-class lad was working against the elite.

Well done Marcus Rashford. A great British working-class story.

Charles Brewer
24 Posted 16/06/2020 at 17:30:02
I hope all the teams involved (apart from the relegation scrappers) will treat this collection of games with the contempt it deserves and put in no more effort than they would for a normal pre-season tournament.

Since there will be no proper winner of the Premiership for the 2019-20 season, we might as well regard it as one of those "getting to know the controls" games you get on Fifa 20xx.

As for the "derby", I would suggest that if Everton get the kick-off, they score an immediate own goal and then wander about the pitch messing about with phones, chatting, sitting about, doing a bit of running up and down so that they don't get any further injuries.

Ancelotti should come out with a statement that we aren't taking any of these games seriously.

I doubt whether I'll bother to watch any of the games, it will be like the Champions League, a matter of complete indifference.

Jay Wood

25 Posted 16/06/2020 at 17:55:01
Many have probably already received this, but Everton is asking folks to complete a Covid-19 survey.

Everton Covid-19 Survey

Very easy to complete.

Rob Halligan
26 Posted 16/06/2020 at 17:57:20
Paul # 20. Ah, a remote control, what an amazing invention. I remember the very first one we had. It was a little box attached to a wire about twelve foot long, the other end went into the television. That could also change channels from BBC2 to BBC1. Some things never change then!!

Joe, # 22. Thanks for the clarification Joe. You have probably saved me from the divorce courts, as I was going to lump the value of our house at the bookies on the result you "know what the outcome will be" this Sunday. I, like you, and probably every other blue, hate derby matches and want them over ASAP, but I would never go into one thinking we are going to lose.

Patrick McFarlane
27 Posted 16/06/2020 at 18:23:17
Rob #These new fangled remotes can be a nuisance but as you can see from the second clip, they are developing at a rapid pace.

Remote interference

Controlling Partner

Paul Tran
28 Posted 16/06/2020 at 18:33:28
Rob, I remember years ago, my brother took his family to a cottage in North Wales. My nephews were in their teens then, so the first thing they wanted to do was to watch the telly. They searched high & low for the remote, until my brother told them the old telly wouldn't have one. After explaining the old-fashioned concept of a telly with no remote, they didn't want to bother.

Don't knock the remote.

Tony Abrahams
29 Posted 16/06/2020 at 18:36:01
Good shout Paul T, the fact that Rashford is doing things like this at such an early age is absolutely tremendous.

John W, sometimes I think it's better not to bring your job home with you, mate, because it's heartbreaking what you tell us about these kids, probably enough to turn any decent human-being around the bend, and I can tell by some of your posts that it's something that really troubles you at times.

What good would it do for Ancelotti to come out with such a statement, Charles? It's been proven that the football has got to return because of the financial aspect involved, and it's the players, managers, coaches and agents who take most of the money out the game, so that's the last thing I'd expect him to say.

Robert Tressell
30 Posted 16/06/2020 at 18:38:26
We used to lose the remote all the time. Down the sofa etc. So I've glued it to the TV. Problem solved.
Rob Halligan
31 Posted 16/06/2020 at 18:41:48
John (Patrick). Love the second one. If only, eh, if only!!
John McFarlane Snr
32 Posted 16/06/2020 at 19:03:56
Hi All, I feel like an interloper on this thread, because the televising of football is of no interest to me. I'm a fairly stubborn type and if I decide on a course of action I generally follow it through. I feel that the TV companies will be in Seventh Heaven introducing all kinds of new ways to increase their revenue, but I'm afraid that they will have to do it without me.

If I continue watching Everton, and I've already renewed my season ticket, I will share the match-day experience with approximately 40,000 other supporters, and the sound effects will be from all present at the game, and not manufactured by TV in their efforts to generate even more revenue.

Drew O'Neall
33 Posted 16/06/2020 at 23:21:06
Neither channel wants it!

Going to play havoc recording it on the Sky+.

Alex Carew
34 Posted 17/06/2020 at 00:09:42
You know how superstitious we can be.

Winning 1-0 at half time and then lose 2-1 we can (and will) blame the channel switch for the result. 😂

Darren Hind
35 Posted 17/06/2020 at 07:18:43
Joe @22,

Many blues (if not all) will share your concern. I don't think anybody is fooling themselves into thinking the RS are anything other than clear favourites for this game... but, there is a clear difference between the likely and the certain.

I remember a crowd of excited race goers cornered a famous Irish trainer. They were looking for confirmation that his horse would win. He responded by telling them "Listen to me. My fella is the best horse in this race, but there's no such ting as a good ting"... Most didn't listen and his horse straggled home plum last.

That was over 30 years ago and it still resonates today with me. Nothing in sport is certain.

The shite may be overwhelming favourites, but they only become an absolute certainty if we concede the game before a ball is kicked.

Pressure does strange things to sportsmen. We as a club – the fans, the coaching staff and the players – have an obligation to ensure they feel it in spades.

Paul Tran
36 Posted 17/06/2020 at 07:51:41
Yes, Darren, there will be surprises in these behind-closed-doors games. Our job on Sunday is to make their lives hell, then take the opportunities that will come our way. The only certainty should be that they don't look forward to playing us next time.
Sukhdev Sohal
37 Posted 17/06/2020 at 11:20:06
What's the point of this, really? Anyway, me being the optimist, I hope we can get at least draw against Liverpool and beat Norwich. I know we have tough fixtures but look at everyone else's in the top 10, they do too.
Nicholas Ryan
38 Posted 17/06/2020 at 17:38:45
Rob [26] didn't have my reading glasses on and just saw the words: '...about 12 foot long, the other end went into the Television...'

Put my glasses on and thankfully, you were talking about the TV remote!!

John Pickles
39 Posted 17/06/2020 at 20:51:19
2 separate channels? This social distancing is going too far.
Charles Brewer
40 Posted 17/06/2020 at 17:33:56
Tony, I understand that it is necessary for the football industry to get going so that a large number of mostly unpleasant, lazy young men can be paid a vast amount of money for kicking a football for 90 minutes a week. However, the recent pandemic has shown that this industry is self-obsessed and couldn't care less about even its own less well paid employees.

Frankly, I'd like to see the entire industry collapse, and we revert to a less corrupt, more interesting form where teams like Derby, Notts Forest, Preston North End - even Leeds - can put together a low cost team together with an outstanding manager and win the biggest prizes, by which I mean the League and Cup competitions, not the money-laundering exercises that the "Champions" "League" and criminal-administered World Cup are.

We now have a game where "Fair Play" means ensuring that clubs can only spend what they have spent previously. It's like the court of Louis XIV or something where only the existing aristos ever get anything. Hence Man City get hammered, whereas the club whose travelling fans are best known for rioting and killing Italians are made part of a permanently subsidised "elite" group.

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
41 Posted 18/06/2020 at 22:21:49
I have watched a live game on Swedish TV which kicked off at 7:30 and switched channels at 8:00 because of the news.

Think it through.

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